Hi, all! We made it through our first week back! Everything is already so busy and hectic again. Fall break feel like it happened years ago. Aside from scary midterm grades being returned and the frightening state of the U.S. government (go vote!), we got some more spooky events coming up. Bring a friend, drop by, discuss, engage, relax, enjoy!

The AACC Center Staff had some fun bonding over the weekend - check out the carved pumpkins on our front porch! 

Happy (early) Halloween!

With love, 

🍭🍬 CaD Team 🎃

The Arts & Media Innovation Award
G&P Spirited Away Happy Hour
AAPI* Progressives: Mobilizing in 2018 and Beyond!
Face Masks and Mochi
The Ito Sisters: Documentary Screening
AACC Emotional Wellness Support
Yale Librarian Satellite Office Hours
North Korea, Nuclear Politics and Peace: A roundtable with General Chun
1stGenYale Annual Students & Alumni Career Networking Mixer
Skills for Changemakers -- Careers for a Better World
Critical Innovation Fund
Spring Arising: Intercultural Protest Concert

Yale Daily News Announcements
Come On Out - Japan 2019: Yale Visit

CIPE Summer Opportunities Fair
Volunteers Needed for After-School Tutoring at Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School

CTL Academic Strategies
POC Meditation Switch to La Casa for November
The Arts & Media Innovation Award

The Arts & Media Innovation Award application is now live: Submit yours by November 1st, 2018 to be considered for one of five $500 awards!

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to AACC Director, Joliana Yee (

G&P Spirited Away Happy Hour
Join the AACC Graduate Assistants at our first event of the year! Get “spirited away” with free beer, wine, and snacks at the Asian American Cultural Center this Halloween. Costumes optional but encouraged. All Graduate & Professional students are welcome with both Yale ID and government-issued ID (must be 21+).
AAPI* Progressives: Mobilizing in 2018 and Beyond! 
Join the Asian American Cultural Center for a conversation with Asian Americans around the country leading electoral campaigns to fight for intersectional justice. Facebook event here
Face Masks and Mochi
Treat yourself to face masks, mochi, and good company at the AACC! Start the weekend right by taking care of yourself. Facebook event here
The Ito Sisters: Documentary Screening
The AACC and JASU are excited to co-host a screening of THE ITO SISTERS, followed by a Q&A session with the director & producer, Antonia Grace Glenn. Dinner is provided. Facebook event here
AACC Emotional Wellness Support

The AACC is thrilled that Eunice Yuen, MD, PhD, has volunteered to serve as an additional resource for our community as it relates to navigating mental health challenges unique to the Asian and Asian American community. If you would like to schedule a meeting with Eunice at the AACC, please do so via this link: Please note, however, that this does not substitute for medical or psychiatric treatment.
Yale Librarian Satellite Office Hours
Bass Library is pleased to offer a new drop-in consulting service at the AACC for all students. Office Hours will be held approximately every other week on either Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4 – 6 PM at the AACC Library. No registration is necessary – users will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis.
Fall office hours schedule:
  • Tuesday, October 30, 4 - 6 PM
  • Wednesday, November 14, 4 - 6 PM
  • Tuesday, December 4, 4 - 6 PM
  • Wednesday, December 12, 4 - 6 PM
Get to know your librarian:
Kelly Marie Blanchat is the Undergraduate Teaching and Outreach Librarian at Yale Library, and is also a fellow at Benjamin Franklin College. In her spare time, she does printmaking and pottery and writes proposals to get new emoji characters approved by Unicode.
North Korea, Nuclear Politics, and Peace: A roundtable with General Chun
North Korea, Nuclear Politics, and Peace: A roundtable with General Chun
When: October 30, 11am
Where: Horchow Hall Seminar Room (55 Hillhouse ave.)

Applications are now open for a roundtable seminar with Lieutenant-General Chun, In-Bum. A former commander of the ROK Special Warfare Command, General Chun was a visiting fellow in the Center for East Asia Policy Studies (CEAP) and a senior advisor to the Korea Corporate Members of the Association of the United States Army. He is a retired lieutenant general with the army of the Republic of Korea. Chun received the Hwa-Rang Combat medal and the U.S. Bronze Star for his service in Iraq in 2005. He will be discussing denuclearization and reunification efforts in the Korean peninsula and offering his perspectives on the issue. Students of all majors and class year are welcome. 

Apply here!
Blessing Bags
Please join Yale Housing, Saint Thomas More, and AYUDH to assemble and distribute Blessing Bags, toiletry kits with warming gear and nutritional supplements, to the guests of the Saint Thomas More Soup Kitchen.  Swing by the STM Dining Hall (268 Park Street) on Tuesday 10/23 between 6:30pm and 7:30pm to assemble the bags over a vegetarian dinner. Come distribute the bags, meet the recipients, and help serve lunch on Wednesday 10/24 between 10:45am and 1pm in the STM Dining Hall.  Stop by for as much or as little time as you want. More information can be found at
1stGenYale Annual Students & Alumni Career Networking Mixer
Annual Career Networking Mixer -Thursday, November 8, 7:30-9:30pm
Yale students from all schools are invited to attend our 3rd annual mixer during the Yale Alumni Association Assembly and Yale Alumni Fund Convocation weekend!
Network with Yale College and G&P Schools alumni who are here to support students across all schools and explore different career fields and life skills. Discussion will include career interests: Arts, business, communications, consulting, education, entrepreneurship, environment, finance, law & social justice, medicine & public health, non-profits, public service, science, and technology. Conversations will include transition issues, financial management & graduate school options.

Alumni are excited to meet you and learn about your Yale experience today. They will share their personal journeys, challenges they faced and strategies which helped them succeed. Share your common bonds and make meaningful friendships, too!

Refreshments will be served. There is no charge to attend. Sponsors are the Afro-American Cultural Center and 1stGenYale. Kindly RSVP by November 1st.

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Alumni look forward to meeting you on Thursday, November 8th! Invite your friends!
Skills for Changemakers: Careers for a Better World
Skills for Changemakers – November 2-3 – Careers for a Better World (limited space: register here)

Yale alumni love helping Yale students. Please take part in an inspiring, upcoming, alumni-led event – one that will make you see careers in an entirely new way.

On Friday evening, November 2 and Saturday, November 3 you can network with dozens of Yale alums whose careers transform community activism, government, education, finance, food, health, immigration, journalism/media, philanthropy, sustainability – and many more fields.
You’ll enjoy good food and learn from Yalies whose careers have taken them to New Haven government, CollaboratoryCommonGroundCT Green Building CouncilDemosDevelopment4GoodEndeavor Mexico,FaithActs for EducationGirl ScoutsHavenly TreatsIRISJudson Memorial ChurchLEAPthe Met Societythe MuseNew Haven PromiseNewsGuardthe State of NYThe NY TimesOx VerteThe Port Authority of NY/NJ,SeeClickFixSempra EnergyTeach for AmericaUrban Policy StrategiesYearUp, and beyond.

Yale alums really DO want to help you: they’re coming from far and wide.

They’ll be keynoted by University Secretary Kim Goff-Crews (’83 BA ’86 LAW).

Space is limited: register here.
Changemakers' Retreat

Apply for the Changemakers' Retreat! The Changemakers’ Retreat, offered by Tsai CITY and taking place November 9-10, is for leaders who want to make a positive impact on the world through sustainable action. This weekend-long getaway is a deep dive into defining your purpose and harnessing your leadership power. We will utilize tools to gain greater self-awareness, improved team cohesion, and effective strategies for systemic change. Join us for workshops, discussions, and reflections on how to create sustainable change on the individual, team, and system level with inspiring and determined changemakers just like you. Together, we will collaborate with and challenge each other to take action on the issues that matter most. Want to take part? Apply by October 26!

Global Innovation Series: Boundary Breaker ElsaMarie D'Silva
Join us for an intimate conversation with ElsaMarie D'Silva, is an Indian gender activist, the Founder and CEO of Red Dot Foundation (a platform that gathers personal stories of sexual harassment and abuse in public spaces to track trends at a local level). She’ll share her own leadership journey; how she’s overcome challenges; and offer advice to students interested in innovation and social change. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Date: Thursday, October 25th, 2018
Time: 12-1pm
Location: AACC (295 Crown St.)

in partnership with the Asian American Cultural Center (AACC), the Asian Network @ Yale (ANY), Yale’s Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Program, and Tsai CITY’s Knowledge Equity Initiative
Critical Innovation Fund
La Casa, the Center for Latin American and Iberian Studies, and Tsai CITY have partnered to launch the Critical Innovation Fund: five $1,500 awards for teams with the strongest proposals for innovative approaches to pressing immigration challenges in America. Teams can apply with any idea — an event, a movement, an educational campaign, a technological innovation, a storytelling project, a work of art — that addresses current immigration challenges. We welcome interdisciplinary teams from across Yale and New Haven; teams must include at least one current Yale student. Preference will be given to teams who have lived experience with the challenge they choose to address, and teams who are focusing on local and New Haven-based issues. Ready to submit your idea? Apply here by 11:59pm on November 15.
The Peace & Dialogue Leadership Initiative Fellowship
The Peace & Dialogue Leadership Initiative (PDLI) seeks to foster conversation around conflict resolution, civil-military relations, and the U.S. role in the Middle East amongst top civilian and military students. Each year, selected fellows learn from high-level political leaders, diplomats, journalists, and activists to foster collaboration, conversation, and creative ideas that contribute to the international conversation on these subjects. Programming culminates with a highly subsidized, 10-day trip to Israel and Palestine over spring break. Past fellows have gone on to become Kerry Fellows, Marshall and Rhodes Scholars, and now pursue a diverse array of career paths.
The 2018-2019 application can be found online at: The early-bird deadline is Friday, October 12th, at which point our team will begin reading applications. The final deadline for all submissions will be Wednesday, October 24th at 12 PM EST.
We will have two identical information sessions for prospective applicants that will cover further details.
Info Session I: Wednesday, September 26th at 7:30 pm in WLH 119
Info Session II: Thursday, October 4th at 7:30 pm in WLH 119
More information can be found on our website. For questions, please contact
Spring Arising: Intercultural Protest Concert
Yale Daily News Announcements
1) Staff Columnist Infographic
Staff opinion columnist positions are open at the YDN! In order to be able to apply, you will need to have written 4 opinion pieces for the YDN by late November (exceptions will be made, so don't let this stop you). Here's quick information on how the process works in an infographic, alongside the previous infographic on how to get started with writing an opinion.
2) Diversity Coffee Chats with YDN Opinion
Come meet with Adrian Rivera and/or Katherine Hu for a quick 15-30 minute chat about anything related to YDN Opinion (how to write an op-ed, how to become a staff columnist, what working at the YDN is like)! We care deeply about making the YDN into a more acceptable place for POC, and recognize that it hasn't been that place in the past. We also want your voices on the page because your perspectives matter and are crucial to campus discourse.
We'll take you out ***ON THE YDN'S DIME*** and treat you to coffee at a fun coffee shop of your choice.
Sign up at: 
Come On Out - Japan 2019: Yale Visit
Attention students and recent graduates!
We are launching the 5th Annual Come on Out-Japan Summer Internship Program and extending our invitation to top Universities and Japanese high school students for a cross-cultural learning experience. We will be on campus Tuesday, November 6 at Luce 103 from 3 - 5 pm and hope to see you there! See the Facebook Event page for further details:
Come On Out Japan 2019 Info Session - Yale
We are currently seeking University students and recent graduates with native level English skills, who would be interested in coming to Japan for 6 weeks from mid-July to late August, 2019.  Although this is an unpaid internship, the sponsor is providing certain expenses for each intern who participates in the six-week program. In addition to airfare, lodging, meal and transportation subsidies, the program offers optional Japanese language classes, field trips, dinner/cooking nights and at least one overnight trip. These additional opportunities are all designed to add cultural enrichment to your summer abroad experience.
This program is truly different from any other traditional teaching positions in Japan.  Interns will facilitate English conversations with Japanese high school students on a variety of relevant global topics ranging from discussing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to finding their personal life missions. As mentors, interns will truly impact new students each week as well as form lifelong connections with their fellow interns.
We do not have any Japanese fluency requirements and accept undergraduate, graduate and recent graduate students.
See links below for more information. If you have additional questions regarding the program, please contact Come on Out - Japan directly or via our inquiry tab on our website. You can find our application starting November 1 at!
CIPE Summer Opportunities Fair
CIPE Summer Opportunities Fair will be on Friday, November 9th, from 2:30-4:00PM in the Silliman dining hall. Below are some of the summer opportunities that students will be able to learn about at the fair:
Volunteers Needed for After-School Tutoring at Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School
Co-Op is a a New Haven public school just down the street from Yale at the corner of College and Crown, with a Magnet theme of the arts. Co-Op is currently looking for volunteers for its after-school tutoring program. The work ranges from general reading/ writing support to college counselling support (reading college essays, helping to fill out financial aid forms etc.). Volunteers with specific skills, be it in areas like the natural sciences, foreign languages (mandarin, spanish, and french) are welcome to bring those skills into the after-school tutoring sessions. 
After-school tutoring happens from 2.30 to 4.30 pm on Tuesdays to Thursdays. Ideally, volunteers would come in at least once a week for a two-hour period. 
Additionally, we are looking at planning a more structured after-school tutoring/ enrichment program for the co-op students that looks at integrating the arts with math. If you're interested in being a part of this initiative, and planning the curriculum/ program for it, do let me know as well! 
Email if you have any questions or are interested in tutoring at co-op! 
CTL Academic Strategies
Cultivating Faculty Mentors/Recommendations
Initiate conversations, ask for assistance, request recommendations, and build mentoring relationships with Yale faculty, teaching fellows and staff.        
Monday, October 29, 6:00 PM, LC 104
Research Strategies
Have an assignment that requires research? Want to extend your research skills beyond Google Scholar and JSTOR? This workshop offers guidance on approaching research topics, developing a work timeline, and using Yale libraries and other resources to create strong research-based projects.
Monday, October 29, 7:30 PM, Trumbull Room, Branford College
Time Management    
Set priorities and develop a weekly schedule that can lead to a satisfying academic life.
Tuesday, October 30, 6:00 PM, Walker Seminar Room Berkeley College
Procrastination: How to Work Through It   
We all procrastinate. When your procrastination habits get in the way of your goals, however, it's time for a change. This workshop offers strategies for identifying the sources of procrastination and pursuing productive habits that can get you back on track.
Tuesday, October 30, 7:30 PM, LC 105
Succeeding in Lectures/Notetaking 
Learn strategies for effective note-taking, classroom engagement, and exam and assignment preparation for lectures.
Wednesday, October 31, 4:00 PM, CTL M104A
Fresh Start: Midterm Edition
Want to refresh your approaches to your academic work? Our mentors will lead you through a series of activities to help you identify your current strengths and develop new strategies for the second half of the semester.
Wednesday, October 31, 6:00 PM, CTL M104A
FGLI Community Initiative Workshop: Exam Study Strategies       
Reduce exam stress by learning new strategies for preparing and studying for midterms and finals. Get suggestions for preparing for and taking problem-based, short answer, and essay exams.
Thursday, November 1, 6:00 PM, CTL M104A
Tackling Problem Sets: Math
This workshop helps you understand the role of problem sets in Math courses and suggests strategies and resources for completing them efficiently and effectively.
Thursday, November 1, 7:30 PM, CTL M104A
Managing a Heavy Reading Load     
Feeling overwhelmed by piles of reading? Learn some essential strategies to make the most of your limited reading time. Have less stress and create more free time!
Friday, November 2, 1:00 PM, CTL 120 A
Academic Strategies 1-1 Peer Mentoring
Want individualized advice on approaches to your academic work? Sign up for a meeting with a peer Academic Strategies Mentor by clicking here, or
First-Generation/Low-Income Community Initiative
This initiative is a part of the Woodbridge Fellowship, in collaboration with the Yale College Dean’s Office and the Center for Teaching and Learning.
Study Spaces: Mondays, 6-10 pm and Thursdays, 7-10 pm in CTL 121
Need a place to buckle down and get your work done? Come to CTL 121 for a relaxed but focused atmosphere, the support of FGLI student ambassadors, and sustaining snacks. 
FGLI Community Initiative Workshop: Exam Study Strategies       
Reduce exam stress by learning new strategies for preparing and studying for midterms and finals. Get suggestions for preparing for and taking problem-based, short answer, and essay exams.
Thursday, November 1, 6:00 PM, CTL M104A
FGLI Community Time Discussion: Imposter Syndrome
Saturday, November 3, 2-4 pm, CTL 121
Contact for more information, and learn more at
POC Meditation Switch to La Casa for November
For the month of November, the POC/Indigenous Meditation will move to La Casa Cultural (301 Crown St), starting on Thursday, November 1st at 7pm. Expect hot tea, warm community, and fully guided beginner-friendly meditation.
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